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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

#130 of 3,042 Restaurants in Seattle
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391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
+1 206-462-6400
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07:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:30 - 14:30
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Munich, Germany
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Portage Bay Cafe came highly recommended by a local co-worker. Being a sucker for big American breakfasts, I had to try it. Luckily I came by myself and had a place at the counter after only 10 minutes - and with great company! On a Saturday around 11, that's not very common. If you come in a group, you... More 

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Thank MaKu70
Toronto
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get there early on the weekends as this place gets busy very fast! This open concept eatery has something for everyone! Plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans. The food is fresh and paired well with other items. There is a variety of items to choose from your regular breakfast/brunch items to experimental items. Portions are plentiful so make sure... More 

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Thank AndyDraven
Kinnear
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Different, waitress was wonderful, food was very so-so and cold. Pricey, but Organic! 😞 Sorry don't think I'll do that again.

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Thank psims51
Issaquah, Washington
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there for lunch with a friend. This place has breakfast all day. There is also a very good selection of sandwiches. I had a Cuban. Very well made, excellent ingredients and very well priced. It was a great experience.

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Thank Quazi F
Seattle
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281 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to the U district Portage Bay and loved it, but this SLU location of the cafe was not as impressive. Made reservations on line for our Sunday brunch and they got us in pretty much on time. Service was slow, staff was extremely busy with the crowded restaurant. Waiting room was packed. Had Phil's breakfast, Migas special and... More 

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Honolulu
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super delicious omelets, hash, French toast and pancakes! The French toast and pancakes include a trip to the fresh fruit bar with over a dozen choices of fruit, nuts, whipped cream, and other toppings. Huge portions, really shared by at least two people. Go early or expect to wait at this and the U-district location.

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Thank Erik W
Covington, Georgia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I eat here every time I visit Seattle! The food is amazing and the portions are very large! So good and worth making a reservation for!

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Thank EEC6
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Portage Bay used to be my favorite brunch spot. I've been very disappointed recently with the service and quality of the food. I made a reservation online and still had to wait 30-40 mins for a table. I ordered the Pork Belly Benedict and the pork belly was very dry. The herb roasted potato had a thick chewy skin, which... More 

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Visalia, California
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Be sure and come hungry. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. The Oatmeal serving was perfect when shared with another person. I had Swedish Pancakes and was able to go to their "fruit bar" to add blueberries, strawberries, whipped cream, and nuts to them. The Bar was included with some entries. Great atmosphere and good service.... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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138 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The cafe is quite large at this location, it might get busy at peak hours but generally there's always a few tables that are available. The menu is perfect for breakfasts: from pancakes to omelettes, using seasonal organic produce that comes from local farms. Kids will love the breakfast table which is basically a table with tons of toppings you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:30
Monday
07:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 14:30
Thursday
07:30 - 14:30
Friday
07:30 - 14:30
Saturday
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-462-6400
Description
Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant and Catering is a Seattle restaurant with a primary focus on clean, organic, fresh and 100% locally sourced food items from around the Pacific Northwest. We serve breakfast and brunch 7 days a week, as well as lunch 7 days a week. We offer a wide range of catering options as well - private dining, private parties, wedding, box lunches and various other catering options. We have three locations in Seattle - Roosevelt, Terry Avenue in South Lake Union and Ballard.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?